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August 31, 2021
Health Alert: Quarantine Update September 1-7, 2021
The Government of the Philippines recently announced quarantine classifications for the month of September.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) retained the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status of the National Capital Region.
Below are the current quarantine classifications according to the Philippine government:
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) September 1- 7, 2021
NCR – Metro Manila
Luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region: Apayao; Region I: Ilocos Norte; Region III: Bulacan, and Bataan; and Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal
Visayas – Region VI: Aklan, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City; Region VII: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City
Mindanao – Region X: Cagayan de Oro
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions September 1-7, 2021
Luzon – Region I: Ilocos Sur; Region II: Cagayan; Region IV-A: Quezon and Batangas; and Region V: Naga City
Visayas – Region VI: Bacolod City, Capiz and Antique; and Region VII: Negros Oriental and Cebu Province
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga del Sur; Region X: Misamis Oriental; Region XI: Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao Occidental; and Region XIII: Butuan City
General Community Quarantine (GCQ) September 1-7, 2021
Luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region: Baguio City; Region II: City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino; Region III: Tarlac; Region IV-B: Puerto Princesa
Visayas – Region VI: Guimaras, Negros Occidental
Mindanao – Region IX: Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte; Region XI: Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur; Region XII: General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato, South Cotabato; Region XIII: Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur; and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Cotabato City
All other areas are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) through September 7, 2021.
The above quarantine classifications are subject to change. For quarantine classification protocols and regulations, visit the Philippine Department of Health’s website. The Philippine government has mandated that everyone must wear full-coverage face shields together with face masks while in public places. Local governments continue to implement additional requirements to slow the virus’ spread.
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